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WARNING: WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ MAY BE BAD FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
FACT: The average British child watches more than 17 hours of TV a week: they also spend over 20 hours per week online.
FACT: Around 3 in 10 children aged between 2 and 15 are overweight or obese: if current trends continue, more than a half of all adults and a quarter of children will be obese by 2050.
FACT: 1 in 10 children aged between 5 and 15 have a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder: there are many more who are overlooked by the medical profession.
The Association of School and College Leaders are keeping Matt from The Learning Escape busy during the next week or so.
It’s Walk to School Week 2015
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
Running from the 4th to 10th May is International Screen Free Week, encouraging us all to unplug from digital devices and reconnect with the real world. So take the children outside to explore, get active and connect with each other. Spring is in full flow, with new life emerging everywhere you look, providing endless opportunities to watch, listen and learn.